flowers of the common milkweed are a magnet for pollinators
of all species -- butterflies, moths and birds.
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on all varieties of
seed pods form in late summer and disperse fluffy seeds that
float through the air. It's no wonder that silkweed
and wild cotton are some of the common names for this plant.
'syriaca' means syrian, milkweeds are native to North